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HS Diploma Options

National External Diploma Program® (NEDP)

Adults can demonstrate high school-level skills through completing a portfolio of life skill and academic tasks, anywhere they have access to the internet. The NEDP is a hands-on learning program that assesses the high school level skills of adults and out-of-school youth. The NEDP evaluates the reading, writing, math, and workforce readiness skills with real-world relevance.

  • Assesses high school-level skills awarding a traditional diploma so graduates can meet their academic and career goals
  • Designed for self-directed out-of-school youth and adults with life and work experiences and a general familiarity with the computer
  • Offers flexible scheduling and confidentiality
  • Includes tasks for in-demand career and lifelong learning experiences in Financial Literacy, Health Literacy, Civic Literacy, Geography, History, Science, and Twenty-First Century Workplace.
  • Evaluates skills based on the Common Core College and Career Readiness standards.
Steps to Getting Started
  1. Make an appointment by clicking the green button at the bottom of the page or by calling (858) 668-4015

  2. Attend a meeting or an Orientation with a Poway Adult School academic advisor
    • Discuss your options and participate in assessment for placement 
    • If possible, please bring a copy of your previous high school transcript(s)

Call (858) 668-4015 or email Mendy Glogowski to discuss your options.

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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2761, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator, Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406